Life with an 11-year-old boy with ADHD, who is mourning his Nana, has not been easy lately. My lack of self-discipline in creating a consistent schedule for him is not helping. Neither has visiting 3 homeschool conventions in the past month. I am exhausted, which makes me much less patient with him.
We’re working through some behavior issues that I thought we had mastered a long time ago. Getting a handle on first time obedience, impulsivity and self-control issues seems particularly difficult lately, in light of all that is going on around us. I pray daily for grace, patience, and wisdom in parenting this wonderful gift of a child, as well as forgiveness for failing him so often.
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
This is the day that the LORD has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.